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Uplift Data Partners & PlanGrid

Uplift Data Partners, the leading data capture pilot platform for enterprise businesses, announced it has integrated with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. Uplift’s 2D and 3D aerial drone imagery is now accessible directly into PlanGrid, giving construction teams a real-time view of job sites and dramatically improving their

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AeroVironment Switchblade US Contracts Total $111M

AeroVironment, Inc. announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that bring the total value of Switchblade awards to $111,054,202 since August 2017. The contract awards

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Israeli Company Flytrex in FAA Pilot Program

Israeli drone logistics company Flytrex has teamed up with the North Carolina state government to participate in a groundbreaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot program that will bring Flytrex’s food-delivery drone technology closer to rollout in the United States. It’s a significant step for Flytrex, whose CEO Yariv Bash last

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Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Major Award

The Howard Hughes Award — given by the American Helicopter Society — was presented here May 17 to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS. AACUS enables rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously even in

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X-MADIS Mobile Anti-Drone in ‘Game of Drones’ Demo

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its partners, Ascent Vision and RADA Technologies, will participate in the SOFWERX ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event (RPE) III demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base next month. SOFWERX is a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), created to

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AireonSM System Deployment Continues with Sixth Successful Launch

Launch comes on the heels of the United Kingdom’s air traffic services provider, NATS, joining Aireon as investors MCLEAN, Va. – May 22, 2018 – Aireon announced today the sixth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, hosted by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation. At

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Zubax Myxa Revolutionary Motor Controller Technology Boasts 10-15% Power Efficiency Advanced FOC Speed Controller for UAVs and Unmanned Watercraft

Bohemia, New York USA (May 22, 2018) – Titan Elite, Inc., the distributor of Zubax Robotics products, announces the availability of the revolutionary Myxa ESC product line. The Zubax Myxa product line should be recognized as the biggest advance in unmanned vehicle efficiency gain since the mass adoption of lithium

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Energy Giant Enel Selects Percepto’s Sparrow Drone for Use at Power Plant

Percepto, developers of on-site autonomous drone systems, today announced that Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets, has completed deployment of Percepto’s Sparrow drone system for use at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform

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Energy networks take to the sky with UK BVLOS Project

A landmark new project is paving the way for utility companies to use drones to inspect their network infrastructure for the first time. The large-scale project is working across electricity and gas networks and is coordinated by international innovation scout the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). The three-year programme is being

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First Switchblade Order for U.S. Marine Corps Inbox x

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade® Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that

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Percepto’s Drone in a Box [VIDEO]

Percepto’s “drone in a box” solution is being deployed by Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform will support operation and maintenance activities at the site.

At Enel’s

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Airobotics Partners with Shapir-Ashtrom to Innovate and Automate Surveying & Mapping for the Construction of Israel’s New “Gulf Port” in Haifa

The first company to be granted certification by an aviation authority to fly drones without a human pilot, is facilitating surveying and mapping for the largest port project in Israel TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – May 22, 2018 – Airobotics, the Israeli startup that built the world’s first fully automated drone,

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Uplift Data Partners Integrates with PlanGrid to Give Construction Builders Immediate Access to Drone Imagery

Live 2D and 3D aerial drone imagery accessible within PlanGrid dramatically improves communication by providing an accurate view of worksites CHICAGO, MAY 22, 2018 — Uplift Data Partners, the leading data capture pilot platform for enterprise businesses, today announced it has integrated with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software.

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Aeronautics Signs MoU with Romanian State Company

Romanian state-owned company Romaero has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company Aeronautics Group for maintaining UAS on Romanian soil and cooperate in training and instruction. According to the Israeli company, it will provide the Romanian company with the most advanced technological systems in the

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UTC Unveils Laser-Compliant Optical Payload for UAS

At the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), UTC Aerospace Systems announced the release of its new TASE400 LD optical and laser designation payload system for small to midsize UAS applications. At 7 inches in diameter and 10.6 pounds, with a laser designator that is fully compliant with NATO

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The Future of Search and Rescue

The drone threads its way through the disaster area, beneath ceilings and power lines, through narrow corridors, sewer pipes and hallways. Bodies and survivors lie under rubble. When it’s not feeling its way through tight confines, there’s wind to contend with. Pilot Ryan Davis flies the drone quickly and smoothly.

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